Workshops

UCL Bronze casting workshop

We have taught a variety of one-off workshops at several institutions including the Barbican, Institute of Making at UCL and Hauser and Wirth Somerset. These included ferrous and non-ferrous metal casting, traditional sand moulding techniques and even constructing miniature cupola furnaces to demonstrate the iron founding process.   We also run a number of workshops here […]

Bronze Ram

Coles Castings in pleased to show a piece we are currently working on. It is a death mask of a ram from a local farm her in Dorset. The piece has been moulded from the original ram and is one of an addition. It was cast using the lost wax process in ceramic shell. For […]

The Dorset Iron Pour

Dorset Iron Pour

The Dorset Iron Pour is a yearly event organised by Coles Castings foundry bringing together artists, makers and those interested in metal casting to run our cupola furnace. The Dorset Iron Pour provides a rare, hands-on opportunity to experience this exciting craft in the beautiful setting of an organic farm on the edge of the […]

The Dorset Fingerpost Project.

Fingerpost

Coles Castings is pleased to say that we have been involved with the Dorset Fingerpost Project for several years now. The Fingerpost Project was one of our first major heritage restoration projects, the project has involved the refurbishment and replacement of several traditional signs around the County of Dorset.  Here at the foundry, we cast […]